Apr 14, 2015

Exhibition Pays Tribute to Pioneering Women in Colonial Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is hosting a public exhibition that pays tribute to the women who paved the way for community service in colonial Singapore, from the mid 1800s till present-day. The exhibition, "Leading Ladies: Women Making a Difference", tells the stories of exceptional women who made a difference in their communities by setting up schools, medical services, advocating for social welfare, and fund-raising for those in need.

The exhibition features artefacts, photographs and furniture in two sections. The first explores the history, activities and contributions of the Chinese Women's Association (CWA), featuring everything from an elaborate teak sideboard of Anglo-European design, to beautiful cheongsams on loan from current CWA members. The second section explores the contributions of notable expatriate missionaries, from early proponents of girls education in Singapore to medical trailblazers.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Chinese Women's Association (CWA), the first and oldest women's association in Singapore.

Leading Ladies: Women Making a Difference is open to the public at the Stamford Gallery, National Museum of Singapore till 21 June 2015. Admission is free for all visitors.

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